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Publication Citation: A Novel Cooling System to Reduce Thermally-Induced Errors of Machine Tools

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Author(s): M A. Donmez; Mahn-Hee Hahn; Johannes A. Soons;
Title: A Novel Cooling System to Reduce Thermally-Induced Errors of Machine Tools
Published: June 14, 2007
Abstract: This study explores a method to reduce thermally-induced errors of machine tools through temperature stabilization with compressed air. The method uses inexpensive, specialy-shaped, silicon tubing wth small silts. Compressed air forced through such tubing increases heat dissipation from the surface through Coanda-effect cooling. This paper describes experiments performed on a simulated heat source as well as a turning center to evalate and improve the effectiveness of the method. The results show that this system, which can easily be applied to existing machines, can significantly reduce thermal drift and may be a viable alternative to other methods to reduce thermally-induced errors.
Citation: CIRP Annals
Volume: 56
Issue: (1)
Pages: pp. 521 - 524
Keywords: error;machine;thermal
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Processes
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